Ridge View’s boys cross country team led all South Carolina entries at the 34th Annual Wendy’s Invitational Saturday in Charlotte. The Blazers, ranked No. 3 in Class 4A in the most recent coaches association poll, finished fifth in the boys open division.
On the girls side, senior Sierra Henderson was third individually in the open division race, helping Ridge View finish 13th in the team standings.
Sophomore David Jennings led the RV pack with a sixth place individual performance with an impressive time of 16 minutes, three seconds. Jennings had plenty of scoring support from sophomore Joe Keitt (15th, 16:32), senior Nick Gladden (26th, 16:59), sophomore Jay Lynch (29th, 17:045) and sophomore Jeb Baker (91st, 18:22).
Junior Tamara Smith (87th, 22:16), freshman Adalin Kucherina (92nd, 22:26), sophomore Lizzie Wilson (93rd, 22:32) and senior Rebekah Clark (22:56) lined up behind Henderson.
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